Bears rank 13th in new NFLPA player survey report card


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (670 The Score) -- The Bears ranked 13th out of the 32 NFL teams in a cumulative survey score of 1,300 players' opinions in a report card released by the NFL Players Association.

The survey reviewed every NFL team based on the quality for treatment of families, food service/nutrition, weight room, strength coaches, training room, training staff, locker room and team travel.

The Bears tied for first in terms of quality of their training room, which was upgraded in 2019 as part of a 162,500-square-foot football operations addition at Halas Hall. However, the team was tied for 22nd in treatment of families and tied for 23rd in travel.

"The complaints expressed by player respondents focused more on the treatment of the players and their families," the NFLPA wrote in its report of the Bears. "Also, both the quality of the food and the timing of the meals were flagged as issues. While players’ opinions of the coaching staff in Chicago are generally positive, one major problem identified was the overall tempo and intensity of offseason workouts, which was reflected in an actual violation and punishment last offseason."

The Vikings ranked No. 1 in the report card, while the Commanders ranked last at No. 32.

The NFLPA formed the survey scores "to share with one another about their current club, to not only help them make important career decisions but also help raise standards across the league."

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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